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If you have any questions about the project, please contact Hui (Hugh) Yang at Hui.Yang@seattle.gov or 206-233-5043.

Past project updates

Spring 2019

  • Held drop-in sessions for residential and business neighbors
  • Partnered with Department of Neighborhoods Community Liaisons to engage South Park’s Spanish- and Vietnamese-speaking communities and small businesses through seven community presentations, social media, and door-to-door outreach
  • Developed a project video
  • Developed translated project mailer and updated project website

Fall 2018

  • Conducted community outreach for public artwork conducted via Office of Arts & Culture
  • Updated project website and developed translated fact sheet
  • Administered a total of 253 surveys that demonstrated most community members favor open fencing (168) over screened fencing (85), and trees that are green all year (134) over trees that change color (116)

Summer 2016

In August 2016, members of the SPU project team held two open drop-in sessions to share design updates on the project. One session was geared toward local community members. The second drop-in session invited neighboring business and property owners to learn more about the project. Both sessions focused on project updates, including: status on the public art element, the new walking path on 5th Avenue South, street and sidewalk improvements, and operational impacts.

Redevelopment of this site will include a new walking path on 5th Ave S that will connect to an existing path north of the site. The design team is considering different options for benches and other visual interest features along the path, including found art pedestals. To gather input on these elements, project team members attended the Concord Elementary School Carnival on June 17, 2016 to ask people about their thoughts on the proposed wire basket bench (pdf) and found art pedestal (pdf). Read the input we gathered in the outreach update #1 summary (pdf).

Redevelopment of the site will require tree removal from the SPU-owned property, which also sits on the site of an existing landfill. To explore potential tree mitigation locations and options, members of the SPU project team met with Paulina Lopez of DRCC and Linn Gould of JHA on June 29, 2016. Read about existing site conditions, requirements for tree replacement, tree mitigation design approach and meeting notes in the outreach update #2 summary (pdf).

Winter 2016

SPU completed the public comment period on the Washington State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Checklist and Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) for the South Recycling & Disposal Station Redevelopment Project Interim Remedial Action.

Stakeholder Group

Based on community feedback, SPU convened a project stakeholder group consisting of South Park residents, representatives from community-based organizations, and business owners. The group met four times throughout 2016 to learn about the project, provide input and represent community perspectives. SPU continues to provide ongoing updates on project design to the stakeholder group. Meeting presentations and notes are available below.

Stakeholder Group Meeting #1

Stakeholder Meeting #1 agenda (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #1 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Group Meeting #2

Stakeholder Meeting #2 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #2 summary (pdf)

Stakeholder Group Meeting #3

Stakeholder Meeting #3 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #3 summary (pdf)

Stakeholder Group Meeting #4

Stakeholder Meeting #4 presentation (pdf)

Stakeholder Meeting #4 summary (pdf)